Donation Boxes

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Adoption of Chapter 116 regarding Donation Boxes

On January 23, 2023, the City Council approved changes to the Chapter 155 "Zoning" regulations to add definition to the Mansfield Code of Ordinances, creating a provision for the placement of Donation Boxes within the city limits.

In conjunction with this amendment, the City Council also approved the addition of the new Chapter 116, establishing a Donation Box Permit. This chapter outlines the process for applying and receiving a permit, establishment of maintenance regulations, and provision for program administration. Donation box permits will cost box owners $100 per permit, and are subject to revocation if an operator receives one or more violations in a 12-month period. You may apply for a permit to place a donation box with the Department of Regulatory Compliance. For more information, call us at 817-276-4221 or email

Download the application using the link below:

Click the links below to read the new standards and regulations regarding donation boxes:

Donation Box Permit Fee Schedule
Permit Application$100
Donation Box Impoundment$200 /  Administrative Fee
Impounded Box Storage$30 / day

If a donation box is found to be noncompliant, it may be subject to immediate impoundment without further notice. Any donation box impounded by the City shall be released to the owner upon payment of all applicable impoundment and storage fees. If a donation box is impounded for longer than ten (10) calendar days, it shall be considered abandoned property subject to disposal or sale at the city's sole discretion.